Tuesday, July 24, 2012

There's More to Me

than just teaching...

I'm linking up with Mrs. Lemons fun Linky Party!

1) I'm a Gemini, so you can catch me in any range of attitudes. I'm all over the place.
Even at 3 months old. *My mom loves these pictures, I guess as all mom's do...
FYI - I have ONE elf ear. I'm not too thrilled about it. 
Plus, its genetic. Both of my nephews have them {one is from my sister and the other is my lil brother's son.} So weird!

2) It is very rare to find me without my better half. We have the best time together.
He's a nut and keeps me laughing all of the time.
3) Even when he makes me do scary stuff that involves heights. I'm VERY afraid of heights. I don't even like walking on the second level of the mall.
Scott talked me into doing a very high zip line. SCARY!
4) I love playing games of all kinds. Sports, trivia, board, drinking, video, and card games you name it and I'm all about it. Unfortunately, I'm not great at any of them. Teams usually get stuck with me! Ha!
OLD picture of me trying to hit the volley ball in our yard with my dad and siblings.
LOVE the scrunchie!!
5) I have Celiac disease, so I'm always on the lookout for good recipes, bakeries, and eateries that specialize in gluten-free fare. It's not easy finding yummy food. Apparently, gluten makes all foods taste great.

6) I love to feed the animals. When I'm allowed to feed them, of course! However, I am a huge chicken and usually drop the food before the animal comes near me. Oops!
My friend and I are feeding the huge tarpon in the Keys. SO COOL!
7) I have been best friends with Sara since the second grade {that was in 1984 people!} Friends come and go, but we've stayed close all of this time. I feel very lucky :)
8) I don't like pictures of myself. I think it's the elf ear. When you do see a picture of me I'm usually with someone else. It's very difficult to find a picture of just me that I haven't thrown away. I hate pictures of me!

9) America's Funniest Home Videos is my favorite show in the world. I cry. I snort. I laugh very loudly. I guess people getting hurt tickles my fancy!

10) As you may have read before, I'm a bit of a pack rat. In addition, to all of the crap I've saved in my classroom, my home is much worse.  One thing I have saved is all of my notes from high school. And, I am so glad that I did. They are hilarious! So many boys to love. So much drama. The problems of teenagers.
Every now and again, we'll pull them out and have a good laugh.
Oh my word y'all, I am so thankful I wasn't a teenager in today's world {with facebook, you tube, etc... Yikes!}

Here's one note from my friend Sara and it cracks me up every time I read it:
I never thought gum would push someone over the edge! hehehe

Okay, I finally got to watch the Bachelorette today, so now I can go online and read Monday's posts. I was too afraid of spoilers.

For those of you that read and comment on my blog, THANK YOU so much. I really love y'all. Your comments make my day!


  1. Hi Andi!
    My mom has had celiac for years and years. It's so tough! Now I feel somehow connected to you! :)

  2. I LOVE that letter! So funny that you saved it!

    The Dalton Gang

  3. I'm still getting used to being gluten-free, but I feel about 100x better, so I've been able to suck it up and go without!

    There's No Place Like Second Grade

  4. You made me laugh! You seem like so much fun to hang out with.
    Where Seconds Count

  5. My dad has to be gluten free & it's not easy for him, but it has helped him so much to follow that diet. I love that you went zip lining!! I would love to try that one day. It was great getting to know you better!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I, too have saved all of my notes from jr. high/hs! I haven't pulled them out in awhile! Maybe that will be my next rainy day adventure! Love your post!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  7. Your letter was hilarious. I have two teen daughters and, trust me, the drama continues.
    Our doctor thinks my oldest daughter could be allergic to gluten. It is so difficult to find products that are gluten-free (especially in our neck of the woods). I sympathize with you.
    Scrunchies are (apparently) coming back into vogue...or maybe just in Canada (eek)

  8. What a cute baby you were, elf ear included :)

  9. I seriously thought I was the only person to save my notes!! Hahahaha, that made me laugh SO hard! I put all of mine in a binder for easy storage. I haven't pulled them out in a while because they seriously make me cringe. You're brave for putting one online LOL!

    Third Grade in the First State

  10. Lion Country Safari is so fun! I haven't been there in a while but I used to go all the time when I was younger. I just got my TPT gift card in my email, thank you so much! I also sent you a little shout out on my blog post today. Check it out!


  11. Hey! I have an elf ear too AND I'm also celiac. Do you think they're related? Ha ha. We might be on to something here. I love that you saved your high school notes. I wonder if anyone saves their text messages like that?

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  12. I have Celiac disease and so does my 12-year-old son. It is so interesting to read all of the above comments from others with Celiac.

  13. So fun to hear about the 'other side' of teachers' lives! My youngest son is gluten free too! What a roller coaster on finding good eats! I make his bread- Pamela's bread mix- Red Mango (frozen yogurt), many things we buy in bulk online from Amazon!

  14. Loved you post! The baby pictures just make it even better! Love that you are so honest and down to earth about what you are talented at and then maybe not so much! I assure you though, your ears and photos of you are really cute! Found u through the link up! New follower! Oh and that note is hilarious! So interesting that kids wont have that now!